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Will a band aid help a open cut or blister from wearing sandals heal quicker?

Will a band aid help a open cut or blister from wearing sandals heal quicker?

Yes. Avoid Friction: What you describe is a frictional blister. Best way to heal this is to avoid direct friction or rubbing of the area. Protecting the area with a band-Aid or new skin or other protective dressing will allow the site to heal. Avoiding contact over the site will allow it to heal faster. Covering the blister with petroleum jelly (Vaseline) will prevent it from forming a scab which will also help. ...Read more

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What band aid should I use for infected toe?

What band aid should I use for infected toe?

Not a big diferance: Make sure you have the infection treated. Then i would use a flex or fabric bandage. Stay away from plastic. ...Read more

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I had a mole removed. Does the wound heal better covered with a band aid or uncovered?

I had a mole removed. Does the wound heal better covered with a band aid or uncovered?

Oncovered generally: Once the area has granulation tissue and a scab is forming, or if you had stitches, and the area is clean, "opening it to air" with often promote faster healing. Occluding with a band aid is important at first to keep dirt out of the area to avoid infection though. Topical antibioitc creams are also recommended for wound healing and infection control. Good luck. ...Read more

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When can you take band aid off of puncture wound after spinal tap?

When can you take band aid off of puncture wound after spinal tap?

Remove a bandaid: I would give it about 12 hours and then remove it - there should NOT be any fluid or blood leaking once you remove the bandaid. IF so - you need to call whoever did the tap. Puncture wounds made with needles heal rapidly ...Read more

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Torn piece of nail off finger scared will grow clean it band aid blooding stop?

Torn piece of nail off finger  scared will grow  clean  it   band aid  blooding  stop?

Nail injury: Keep it clean , protect it with band aid . Keep the portion of the nail bed which is missing the nail clean , protected . Most nail injuries heal slowly and well as long as the nail bed has not been disrupted , Typically tearing of nails without a crush component heal with return of a normal nail ! ...Read more

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Dose a scrape heal faster with a band aid or with out one?

Dose a scrape heal faster with a band aid or with out one?

Absolutely: The skin heals both ways. Keep clean and it will heal. Everyone has an opinion and mine is that the skin heals. If you need to cover it due to environmental things like dirt or work then do that but it will heal with or without a bandaid ( or triple antibiotic or neosporin) the body is truly incredible to sit back and watch what it does with support and nutrition. ...Read more

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How does self-adhesive tape that is placed over the wound pull the wound edges together?

How does self-adhesive tape that is placed over the wound pull the wound edges together?

It may: pull the edges closer in opposition but certainly does not guarantee that the wound will heal. depending on when in the course this was done it may cause more harm than good by introducing infection or causing involution of the wound edge. ...Read more

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Will using santyl ointment and xeroform dressing together slow down the healing process on a venous stasis ulcer

Will using santyl ointment and xeroform dressing together slow down the healing process on a venous stasis ulcer

Wound care products: Your clinicians have chosen two of 4000+ products to treat your wound. Collagenase is in an ointment base and is an enzyme deb riding agent that is being used in your wound. The xeroform dressing is adherent and helps promote moist healing. Discuss these products with your clinician to learn more on why they were chosen. ...Read more

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Can you put a special band aid on your boinion and would it help heel it?

NO: Splint some time it work for mild bunion, but you need arch support hope to avoid surgery, even surgery is not bad if the podiatrist know what hes doing. ...Read more

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Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more

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Will wrapping rash with Saran wrap heal rash?

Will wrapping rash with Saran wrap heal rash?

Maybe: Wrapping a rash could help or make it worse. If you are putting a cream on a rash, then wrapping it in plastic wrap can help drive the cream into the skin. Other rashes can become worse with increase of moisture and heat from the wrapping. ...Read more

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Wet dressing over stitches or regular dry bandaid; which is better?

Wet dressing over stitches or regular dry bandaid; which is better?

Ointment: Apply some ointment (does not necessarily need to be antibiotic ointment) and cover. You don't want it to actually be wet with water. ...Read more